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  • Government deploys army to stop violence in Gujarat Aug 27, 2015 01:26 PM IST

    Government deploys army to stop violence in Gujarat

    Clashes spread after police arrested a young leader of the influential Patel clan who led a huge rally on Tuesday to demand more government jobs and college places for members of his community.

  • Maha has taken initiative to insure farmers: Fadnavis Aug 26, 2015 09:45 PM IST

    Maha has taken initiative to insure farmers: Fadnavis

    Referring to the drought-like conditions in parts of the state, the Chief Minister said that due to sudden climate change, agriculture sector needs more risk management and risk mitigation.

  • Three killed in Gujarat as Narendra Modi urges calm Aug 26, 2015 07:35 PM IST

    Three killed in Gujarat as Narendra Modi urges calm

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm after a curfew was imposed and a unit of the army deployed in the state he ran for more than a decade before leading his nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in last year's election.

  • PM's special package for Bihar,'mere repackaging': Bihar CM Aug 26, 2015 04:16 PM IST

    PM's special package for Bihar,'mere repackaging': Bihar CM

    Trashing the special package announced during the Prime Minister's visit to Bihar on August 18 as nothing but "narrate a fairy tale to the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar said it was 'aakro ka mayajaal' (illusion weaved on the basis of statistics).

  • BJP retains power in B'luru civic polls, setback for Cong Aug 25, 2015 07:48 PM IST

    BJP retains power in B'luru civic polls, setback for Cong

    Upsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared today by the State Election Commission for the polls held on August 22.

  • Cong support vital for GST Bill passage in RS: Ramesh Aug 25, 2015 06:15 PM IST

    Cong support vital for GST Bill passage in RS: Ramesh

    Spelling out the details of the amendments his party wants, he said they include fixing tax rate, compensation for nagarpalikas and panchayats and setting up of an independent dispute settlement system.

  • Kejriwal may meet Modi today, discuss Centre-state relation Aug 25, 2015 09:58 AM IST

    Kejriwal may meet Modi today, discuss Centre-state relation

    Sources in the government said that the CM is also expected to discuss power tussle with Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, land crunch for development projects and transfer and postings of bureaucrats, with the Prime Minister.

  • Omar hits out at Centre, J&K govt over NSA-level talks Aug 22, 2015 04:00 PM IST

    Omar hits out at Centre, J&K govt over NSA-level talks

    "Mufti(Mohammad Sayeed)-(Narendra) Modi jugalbandi - first I'll detain them, then you detain them & together we'll make sure these talks just don't take place. Wah!" Omar wrote on microblogging site Twitter.

  • Govt to invest Rs 1k cr to revive Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Aug 21, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Govt to invest Rs 1k cr to revive Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel

    For raw material security, steps will be taken by state government to allot 140 hectares at NEB range Sandur Taluk in Bellary district of Karnataka to VISL as soon as the case pending in High Court is settled, the Minister said.

  • Bengaluru civic polls tomorrow Aug 21, 2015 09:27 PM IST

    Bengaluru civic polls tomorrow

    The election is being held after a prolonged court battle, as Siddaramaiah led government sought to defer it on grounds of trifurcating the civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

  • World Bank to look into investment opportunities in Haryana Aug 20, 2015 07:53 PM IST

    World Bank to look into investment opportunities in Haryana

    It also evinced keen interest in deepening the engagement with the state government in the field of cutting down losses in transmission and distribution of power, and in bringing efficiency in demand management.

  • Haryana govt inks deal with US firm to create 2,000 jobs Aug 18, 2015 09:36 PM IST

    Haryana govt inks deal with US firm to create 2,000 jobs

    The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state government and Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation for setting up the additional 8-acre plant.

  • Kerala in pact with Adani for Rs 7,525 cr Vizhinjam port Aug 17, 2015 09:48 PM IST

    Kerala in pact with Adani for Rs 7,525 cr Vizhinjam port

    The MoU was signed by Kerala Principal Secretary (Ports) James Varghese and Adani Vizhinjam Port Private Ltd CEO Santosh Kumar Mahopatra here this evening in the presence of state CM Oommen Chandy and Adani Ports Chairman Gautam Adani.

  • Maha CM assures completion of Gosikhurd project in 3 years Aug 17, 2015 03:47 PM IST

    Maha CM assures completion of Gosikhurd project in 3 years

    Chairing a meeting of concerned officials, Devendra Fadnavis also announced that Rs 120 crore would be made available for nearby Bawanthadi project, thus giving boost to irrigation in Vidarbha region.

  • Punjab to suffer most from GST delay: Congress' Amarinder Aug 14, 2015 07:56 PM IST

    Punjab to suffer most from GST delay: Congress' Amarinder

    "Whatever the reasons and circumstances have been, during the Monsoon Session (of Parliament), the GST should have been allowed to be introduced in Parliament to facilitate the way for its eventual passage," Amarinder observed in a statement, while emphasising and underlining its importance for the overall economic growth of the country.

  • Microsoft to work with AP govt on 'White Spaces' project Aug 14, 2015 05:29 PM IST

    Microsoft to work with AP govt on 'White Spaces' project

    The company has already conducted this project on pilot basis in countries such as Ghana, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore, among others, it added.

  • To invest Rs 8.50 lakh cr in Haryana: Railway Minister Aug 13, 2015 08:55 PM IST

    To invest Rs 8.50 lakh cr in Haryana: Railway Minister

    The Union minister also said that the Railways will soon ink a pact with Haryana to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for prompt execution of the railway projects.

  • REC lends Rs 16,070 crore for Telangana power project Aug 11, 2015 09:31 PM IST

    REC lends Rs 16,070 crore for Telangana power project

    According to a press release from the Chief Minister's office, the loan will fund the 4,000 MW Yadadri Thermal Power Project, being set up by Telangana State Power Generation Corporation Limited (TSGENCO) at Damcharla in Nalgonda district.

  • Government wants mining to restart from October: Goa CM Aug 11, 2015 12:53 PM IST

    Government wants mining to restart from October: Goa CM

    Parsekar said the government is keen on mining operations to resume from October this year and will take all possible steps in this regard.

  • Dahanu port will pose a challenge to Mundra: Fadnavis Aug 10, 2015 05:10 PM IST

    Dahanu port will pose a challenge to Mundra: Fadnavis

    "There is natural draught of 20 metres to receive bigger ships. A feasibility study for a satellite port has been completed internally. At present, there is only one big port in Maharashtra — JNPT. The new port will be an alternative to JNPT to decongest ship movement," Fadnavis said.

  • PM expresses grief over loss of lives, speaks to J'khand CM Aug 10, 2015 11:47 AM IST

    PM expresses grief over loss of lives, speaks to J'khand CM

    Modi spoke to Chief Minister Raghubar Das about the incident which occurred in the temple town at around 4 AM, leaving 11 people dead and over 30 injured.

  • Need to skill India's young population: President Mukherjee Aug 07, 2015 09:33 PM IST

    Need to skill India's young population: President Mukherjee

    School students and young minds should imbue themselves with a spirit of innovation and research in order to expand their horizons, he said at a function here, adding that education implies not just collection but assimilation of information to transform it into knowledge.

  • Modi meets Jayalalithaa at her residence Aug 07, 2015 08:14 PM IST

    Modi meets Jayalalithaa at her residence

    Though Jayalalithaa was not present during the launch of the National Handloom Day celebrations at the University of Madras here, state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam read out her speech that warmly welcomed Modi. Earlier in day, Jayalalithaa had welcomed Modi at the airport.

  • Vedanta to start iron ore mining ops in Goa next week Aug 06, 2015 05:44 PM IST

    Vedanta to start iron ore mining ops in Goa next week

    The Anil Agarwal-led firm has a permission to mine 5.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of the total permitted 20 million tonnes (MT) capacity for iron ore production in Goa by the Supreme Court.

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar hits back at Arun Jaitley on GST Bill Aug 04, 2015 05:10 PM IST

    Mani Shankar Aiyar hits back at Arun Jaitley on GST Bill

    Referring to Jaitley's article on Sunday squarely blaming Congress party's "obstructionist" policies to stall the bill, Aiyar said "it was thus richly ironic that the man who taught us how to block matters is now bemoaning how well we have learned from him to do so."

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